Rock band Slipknot have announced they will bring their touring festival Knotfest to the Milton Keynes Bowl in August 2020.
The heavy metal band will bring the event to the Bowl on August 22nd. It will be the first time a concert event has been held at the Bowl since the 2016 Electric Daisy Carnival.
The event is billed as “a mind-altering collision of music, art and culture”, with a full line-up and supporting bill of activities to be announced early in the new year.
A pre-sale for the band’s Outside the 9 Club will take place from December 19th via the band’s website.
This will be the first time it is held in the UK and only the second time in Europe, with a version behind held in France in 2019 in collaboration with French music festival Hellfest.
The festival will include a full Slipknot headline set, with the band having previously played the MK Bowl as support for Ozzy Osbourne at his Ozzfest in 2001.
Slipknot were founded in 1995 and are famed for their energetic live shows and attention-grabbing image, including facemasks. The band has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards, and are estimated to have sold 30 million records worldwide and had over 2 billion YouTube views.
They are scheduled to play UK shows in January as part of a greater winter European run, with an 8-date UK run starting in Manchester on January 16th and including a date at the London O2 Arena on January 25th.